Thursday, August 30, 2018

Vegetable Palav | Karnataka Style Vegetable Pulao

Vegetable Palav is made for this month's "Shh Cooking Secretly" event. This month's theme is Karnataka Cuisine. I am paired with Sujata Roy who gave me rice and coconut as my secret ingredients. The first thing that came in my mind when I got the ingredients was this pulao. I gave Sujata, chana dal and ghee and she made a mouth watering sweet dish - Hayagreeva.

In Karnataka, Pulao is often referred to as Palav. It is an easy to make one-pot meal with rice, vegetables and few spices. It is usually made with Sona Masoori rice. Adding coconut while making the masala paste enhances the taste and I strongly recommend you don't skip it.

Do try this easy, healthy and delicious rice dish.


Serves - 2

Ingredients:
  1. Rice (sona masoori) - 1 cup
  2. Onion - 1 no.
  3. Tomato - 1 no.
  4. Green peas - 1/2 cup
  5. Carrots diced - 1/2 cup
  6. Green peas - 1/2 cup
  7. Potatoes diced - 1/2 cup
  8. Coconut - 1/2 cup
  9. Bay leaves - 2
  10. Cardamom - 2
  11. Cloves - 5-6
  12. Cinnamon - 1 inch
  13. Star anise - 1
  14. Ginger - 1 inch
  15. Garlic - 5-7 cloves
  16. Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup + little more for garnishing
  17. Mint leaves/Pudina - 1/2 cup
  18. Green chilies - 2 or as per your spice level
  19. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  20. Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  21. Oil - 2 tbsp
  22. Salt to taste
Method:
1. Take a mixer-grinder and grind the following ingredients into a fine paste:
  •  Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Coriander leaves
  • Pudina
  • Coconut
  • Green chilies 
2. Take a pressure cooker and heat 2 tbsp of oil. To hot oil add bay leaves, cardamom, cloves, star anise and cinnamon and saute for a minute.

3. Add the sliced onion, turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp salt. Saute until onions turn translucent. 

4. Add the ground paste and fry until oil separates. 

5. Add the diced tomatoes, cut vegetables, lemon juice and give it a good mix.

6. Add 2 cups of water and check for the salt and add it if required.

7. Finally add washed rice and cook for 2 whistles. 

Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot palav with raitha. 

Sujata Roy blogs at "Batter Up With Sujata". Do check out her blog for a good collection of recipes. 



18 comments:

  1. A pulav with coconut in the masala paste! Im sure it will add to the flavours and the pulav will taste really delicious!

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  2. Karnataka palav was something that I took a while to understand. But all the while loved it.

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  3. A lovely palav, with so many flavors all put together. I've cooked with sona masoori rice and it is so different from the normal basmati. Each rice grain has a bite to it.

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  4. Delicious looking veggie loaded palav and I love cooking with short grain rice sometimes for a change, it does taste delicious.

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  5. Flavour ful rich looking rice yummy😋

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  6. Delicious, colourful and a healthy pulav. We make khichadi with sona masoori rice, but never used in pulav.

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  7. My sister-in-law makes this palav beautifully, and all of us absolutely adore it. Your version looks equally tempting. Great share for the theme! :)

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  8. I am loving the masala in this Pulav. The flavour of the coconut must definitely set this apart. Now I have another one-dish meal that I can add to my repertoire.

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  9. Vegetable palav looks so flavourful and delicious, with coconut it's rich and soothing.

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  10. Flavourful pulao.. Loved the addition of freshly made ground paste.. Yummy !

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  11. Looks so delicious!Perfect lunchbox recipe!

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  12. I love this flavourful palav and it is a long time since I cooked this.Looks amazing. This will be my lunch for tomorrow.Lovely share

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  13. This pulav looks so yummy, ideal for a weekend menu.

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  14. Can smell the flavor of thie palav, prefect to pack in anyone's lunch box. Lovely dish there.

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  15. during my corporate life..this was my lunch ..love your recipe.

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  16. hailing from bangalore, I still make one of the variations of Pulav this way ! and such a sumptuous dinner / lunch box dish..

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  17. So delicious and healthy pulao. Perfect for lunch box idea.... Lovely share for theme :)

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  18. The Karnataka style vegetable pulao sounds so healthy and filling ! My idea of comfort food on weekdays..lovely share !

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